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PURPOSE:  The purpose of these public notices are to inform you of a proposal for work in which you might be interested and to solicit your comments and information to better enable us to make a reasonable decision on factors affecting the public interest.

SECTION 10: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is directed by Congress through Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 USC 403) to regulate all work or structures in or affecting the course, condition, or capacity of navigable waters of the United States.  The intent of this law is to protect the navigable capacity of waters important to interstate commerce.

SECTION 404: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is directed by Congress through Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 USC 1344) to regulate the discharges of dredged and fill material into all waters of the United States.  These waters include lakes, rivers, streams, mudflats, sandflats, sloughs, wet meadows, natural ponds, and wetlands adjacent to other waters.  The intent of the law is to protect these waters from the indiscriminate discharge of material capable of causing pollution and to restore and maintain their chemical, physical, and biological integrity.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District

Regulatory Office, Chief

918-669-7400

 

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SWT-2012-254

Posted: 2/24/2016

Expiration date: 3/18/2016


The proposed project is located on Main Street over Brookhaven Creek.  The proposed project is in Section 27 and 34, Township 9 North, Range 3 West, in Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma.  The project site can be found on the Boswell, Oklahoma 7.5 Minute USGS Quadrangle map at North Latitude 35.218395 and West Longitude 97.503688.

The basic purpose of this work is to stabilize Brookhaven Creek.  The proposed work would eliminate safety issues from vertical banks that are adjacent a residential development, prevent flooding, and would replace the existing RCB on Main Street. 

The overall purpose of this work is to provide a safe and efficient transportation facility to accommodate the present and future transportation needs of the area and to widen Brookhaven Creek to alleviate flooding issues.

The applicant proposes channel improvements to approximately 2,766 lf to jurisdictional waters of the United States (WOUS).  The excavated channel improvements would expand the jurisdictional stream channel from 1.19 acres to 2.4 acres of WOUS.  Fill material would consist of approximately 3,889 cys of 4- to 8-inch stones for bank stabilization using gabion baskets (single-22 cys; double-2,267 cys; triple-1,300 cys; and MSE-300 cys), 672 cys for segmented blocks, 1,749 cys for gravel (SB and MSE), and 2,042 cys of earthen fill material.  The applicant also proposed to replace an existing bridge with a 125 lf long triple cell RCB.  The work performed in the wetlands and uplands would be completed using conventional earthmoving equipment.  The fill material may consist of concrete, gravel, and earthen material.